Indian must be the most aromatic cuisine in the world. There's no mistaking that heady mix of cardamom, turmeric, ginger and other such spices.

Here are our favourite places to enjoy in a rich curry, some street food or something fired in the tandoor.

Daughter In Law

Restaurant

A vibrant pan-Indian diner serving naan pizzas, sweet-and-sour fried cauliflower and Tandoori-fired-pineapple cocktails.

37 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne

Curry Cafe

Restaurant

One of the best curry spots in town. There's also a location in Flemington.

73 High Street, Northcote

Ish

Restaurant

A modern Indian eatery serving curry risotto, lassi cocktails and gluten-free naan.

199 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy
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The Rochester Hotel

Bar

The Rochey's latest menu offers its a very traditional – and spicy – take on Keralan cuisine.

202 Johnston Street, Fitzroy
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Cafe Southall

Restaurant

A stylish Indian diner from the family behind the acclaimed Bombay by Night.

124 Carlisle St, St Kilda

Bhang

Restaurant

From the owners of Tom Phat, Bhang serves Indian street food in the north.

1/2A Mitchell Street, Brunswick

Atta

Restaurant

Sophisticated, contemporary-Indian dishes in a spectacular space.

159-161 Victoria Avenue, Albert Park
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Tonka

Restaurant

Indian fine-dining by chef Adam D'Sylva.

20 Duckboard Place, Melbourne
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Babu Ji

Restaurant

It has a motto: "not just curry and rice".

4-6 Grey Stret, St Kilda

Piquancy

Restaurant

Another one from the cousins behind Babu Ji.

123 Auburn Road, Hawthorn

Horn Please

Restaurant

Locals love the Sunday-night buffet.

167 St Georges Road, Fitzroy North

Mukka

Restaurant

All about careful adjustments to the classics.

365 365 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
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Delhi Streets

Restaurant

Step inside for street food, Bollywood posters and Sachin Tendulkar.

22 Katherine Place , Melbourne
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Aangan West Footscray

Restaurant

Come to this West Footscray institution for rich curries, aromatic biryanis, and kebabs straight from the charcoal-fired tandoor.

559 Barkly Street, West Footscray
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